06427089 is referenced by 277 patents and cites 2 patents.

An apparatus to modify a stomach wall comprises an elongated member including at least one lumen. A deployable member is coupled to the elongated member. The deployable member is configured to be advanceable and removable from the stomach in a non-deployed state and sized to be positioned in the stomach in a deployed state to engage at least portions of the stomach wall. The deployable member is further configured to house a fluidic media and at least portions of the deployable member wall is configured to be cooled by the fluidic media. The deployable member has a contour in the deployed state approximating at least a portion of a stomach. A microwave antenna is movably positioned in the deployable member so as to control a microwave field strength vector in relation to the antenna. The microwave antenna is configured to be coupled to a microwave energy source and deliver microwave energy to a selectable tissue site in the stomach wall while minimizing thermal injury to one of a mucosal or a submucosal layer. A cable member is coupled to the microwave antenna and is configured to be advanceable within the elongated member.

Stomach treatment apparatus and method
Application Number
Publication Number
6427089 (B1)
Application Date
February 18, 2000
Publication Date
July 30, 2002
Edward W Knowlton
5478 Blackhawk Dr., Danville
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe
Paul Davis
A61F 2/00
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